NBA Youngboy on wanting to become a Mormon: ‘I needed a friend’


Youngboy plans on taking the religious way in his quest for a better life

made his first ever interview with Billboard this week where he unveiled his plans to convert to Mormonism. The Baton Rouge native revealed that missionaries from the Latter-Saints Church have been helping him deal with his internal struggles.

“I wanted help very badly. I needed a friend. And it hit me,” Youngboy said. “It was just cool to see someone with a different mindset that had nothing to do with or money — just these wonderful souls.”

The 23-year-old added that the missionaries wanted to “make sure” his “heart is at the right place” before he gets baptized, something he plans on doing after his house arrest is over.

“Even when my negative thoughts come back, when I do want to tell them, ‘Not today,' I just don't let nothing stop it,” he continued, before assuring his fans that he's “not going back to who I used to be.”

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